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Confirmation votes

Robert McDonald was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs by Senate on July 29, 2014, by a vote of 97-0.

Robert McDonald Confirmation vote, July 29, 2014
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 52 0 52
Republican Party Republicans 43 0 43
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 97 0 97


Shaun Donovan was confirmed as director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget by the Senate on July 10, 2014, by a vote of 75-22.

Shaun Donovan Confirmation vote, July 10, 2014
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 50 0 50
Republican Party Republicans 23 22 45
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 75 22 97

About the Federal Government


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Current leadership

Major vacancies

As of July 29, 2014, there are three major vacancies in the federal government.

Federal office vacancies
Office type Major offices Vacancies
Executive Cabinet 15 0
Cabinet-level 7 0
Other appointees 36 3
Total Offices 58 3

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